Chevrolet Used to Rent Astronaut Corvettes for $1

The Chevrolet Corvette is something that immediately comes to mind when one thinks of America in the 1960s. Other standout moments from 1960s America, of course, are the NASA Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions and the first moon landing in 1969. While most are familiar with these two American heritages, some may not know about their fascinating cross. . If you look back at the astronauts of the 60s and early 70s, you’ll find the majority of them rode Corvettes. It’s not a coincidence!

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Alan Shepard (center) and his 1962 Corvette | Chevrolet

According to Chevrolet, the first American in space, Alan Shepard, was ahead of the Corvette curve. Long before the rental program, Shepard appeared in a 1957 Chevrolet Corvette when he first went to Cape Canaveral for space flight training in 1959. Shepard would go on to own nearly a dozen Corvettes throughout his life.

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